Weeks after a fumble cost Virginia football a chance at history, quarterback Bryce Perkins has a shot at redemption in Saturday’s Belk Bowl against South Carolina.
In the regular season finale at Virginia Tech, Perkins fumbled the ball in overtime, wiping out hopes for the Cavaliers to defeat their biggest rival for the first time in 15 years.
But the JUCO transfer has been the reason for much of the Wahoos success this season. Perkins is responsible for 188 of Virginia’s points this season, thanks to 22 passing scores, nine rushing touchdowns and a two point conversion. The points scored this season rank second in the ACC and 17th in the nation.
Perkins has passed for 2,472 yards and rushed for 842 yards, second only to Heisman Trophy winner and Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray this season. Earlier this month, Perkins was named the Dudley Award winner, given to the best Division I player in Virginia.
The Cavaliers face the Gamecocks on Saturday, Dec. 29 at noon in Charlotte.
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